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SALUTE TO SERVICE

Salute to Service is the National Football League’s year-round effort to honor, empower and connect with our nation's service members, veterans and their families. Since 2011, Salute to Service has raised more than $26 million for military and veteran nonprofit organizations. The NFL is proud to support its core military nonprofit partners – the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), the Pat Tillman Foundation, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the USO, and Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) – to fund programs and provide resources that improve the lives of service members, veterans and their families. The league also partners with USAA, an Official NFL Salute to Service Partner, to work together to honor and recognize service members and veterans with unique experiences around NFL calendar events.

The Kraft family and the New England Patriots have a longstanding commitment to supporting those who have served and those who continue to serve our country. As part of the Salute to Service campaign, the Patriots will celebrate the lives of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country.

The Patriots Foundation has teamed with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to invite 25 military families to attend the Patriots vs. Packers game on Sunday, November 4th. All of the families are from the New England area and have lost a loved one that served in the military.

At the Nov. 4 game, the Patriots will be playing for those 25 families. All of the players will have decal stickers on their helmets with the initials of a man or woman that lost their life while serving in the military. The Patriots coaching staff will also participate in this initiative, wearing buttons with the photos of the 25 men and women.

Through this initiative, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots will celebrate the lives of 25 brave men and women, ensuring that they will never be forgotten.

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SGT Roger Adams, Jr.

Army National Guard

July 12, 1972 – June 29, 2009

Represented by Dwayne Allen, Geneo Grissom, and James White

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MDSH Rolando Amador

US Naval Academy

December 4, 1992 – February 5, 2015

Represented by Ryan Allen, Joe Cardona, and Lawrence Guy

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CPT Matthew August

United States Army

February 19, 1975 – January 27, 2004

Represented by Stephen Gostkowski, Duron Harmon, and Cameron Achord

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PO2 Andrew Bibbo

United States Navy

November 12, 1984 – May 7, 2007

Represented by David Andrews, Chris Hogan, and Bill Belichick

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SGT Myrnairis Bones-Cepeda

United States Army

January 2, 1983 – February 2, 2014

Represented by Dont'a Hightower, Jacob Hollister, and Josh Boyer

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LCpl Shayne Cabino

United States Marine Corps

February 15, 1986 – October 6, 2005

Represented by Jason McCourty, Kenjon Barner, and Moses Cabrera

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SSgt Bill Callahan

United States Marine Corps

August 15, 1978 – April 27, 2007

Represented by Malcom Brown, Brian Hoyer, and Brendan Daly

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PFC Aaron Cordoba-Martinez

United States Army

September 8, 1991 – November 14, 2015

Represented by Trent Brown, J.C. Jackson, and Ivan Fears

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CPL John Dawson

United States Army

June 21, 1992 – April 8, 2015

Represented by Tom Brady, Jonathan Jones, and Brian Flores

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PO2 Amandio J. Decoito

United States Navy

August 1, 1988 – October 16, 2011

Represented by Marcus Cannon, Ted Karras, and Nick Caley

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MAJ Michael Donahue

United States Army

November 20, 1972 – September 16, 2014

Represented by Patrick Chung, Brandon King, and Joe Judge

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SGT Shane Duffy

United States Army

November 21, 1973 – July 26, 2006

Represented by Keion Crossen, Sony Michel, and Josh McDaniels

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SFC Enos Evans

United States Army

November 21, 1973 – July 26, 2006

Represented by Keion Crossen, Sony Michel, and Josh McDaniels

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LCpl Michael Geary

United States Marine Corps

August 6, 1990 – December 10, 2010

Represented by Cole Croston, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Chad O'Shea

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LTC Michael Green

Army National Guard

May 25, 1969 – February 10, 2013

Represented by Keionta Davis, Matthew Slater, and Dante Scarnecchia

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SPC Steven Gutowski

United States Army

May 27, 1987 – September 28, 2001

Represented by Julian Edelman, Derek Rivers, and Jerry Schuplinski

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PFC Peter Handibode

United States Marine Corps

March 19, 1996 – June 20, 2015

Represented by James Develin and Brian Schwenke

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A1C William "BJ" Hannigan

Air National Guard

December 18, 1987 – November 12, 2012

Represented by Adam Butler and Danny Shelton

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SPC Kenneth "Kenny" Iwasinski

United States Army

April 13, 1985 – October 14, 2007

Represented by Phillip Dorsett and Devin McCourty

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PO2 William Joppru

United States Navy

June 27, 1984 – March 17, 2009

Represented by Nate Ebner, Joe Thuney, and Steve Belichick

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PFC Brian Moquin

United States Army

July 15, 1986 – May 5, 2006

Represented by Trey Flowers and Elandon Roberts

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SGT Andrew Nicol

United States Army

February 7, 1987 – August 8, 2010

Represented by Stephon Gilmore and Kyle Van Noy

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SrA Deanna Richards

United States Air Force

July 31, 1990 – January 20, 2017

Represented by Josh Gordon and LaAdrian Waddle

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SGT Benjamin Sherman

United States Army

June 12, 1988 – November 4, 2009

Represented by Rob Gronkowski and John Simon

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PFC Keely Walsh

Army National Guard

March 25, 1996 – December 14, 2014

Represented by Nicholas Grigsby and Deatrich Wise Jr.

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